Water Quality Division

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Riverside Contracting, Inc., has requested a waiver from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Division (DEQ/WQD) for a temporary increase in turbidity in Green Creek (Section 22, T52N, R105W) and Whit Creek (Section 24, T52N, R105W) in Park County. Activity in Green Creek is normally limited to a fifteen nephelometric turbidity unit (NTU) increase over background. Activity in Whit Creek is normally limited to a ten NTU increase over background. Approval of this request would allow an exceedance of this limit for up to 14 days, subject to monitoring and reporting. This activity will follow the procedures in Chapter 1, Section 23(c)(ii), of the Wyoming DEQ Water Quality Rules and Regulations, which allow for temporary elevated levels of turbidity in certain circumstances. A 404 Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been issued. Proposed activities include the replacement of structures on irrigation waterways.

Requests for related information and documents about the proposed temporary turbidity increase should be directed to Cathy Norris by email (cathy.norris@wyo.gov) or phone (307-777-6372). Comments must be addressed to Cathy Norris, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, Herschler Building, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, and postmarked before 5:00 p.m. on August 6, 2014 (or faxed to 307-777-5973) to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.

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The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Water Quality Division, has received a request from the US Army Corps of Engineers for a temporary increase of turbidity in the Snake River in Teton County. Activities occurring in the Snake River are normally limited to a ten nephelometric turbidity unit (NTU) increase over background. Approval of this request would allow for an exceedance of this limit for up to 136 days during the project. This request will follow the procedures of Chapter 1, Section 23(c)(ii) of the Wyoming DEQ Water Quality Rules and Regulations which allows for temporary elevated levels of turbidity in certain circumstances. The purpose of the project is to repair and rehabilitate Corps levees on the Snake River. The project will take place in Section 3, Township 40N, Range 117W, and Sections 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 35, Township 41N, Range 117W (between latitudes 43.5121 and 43.4514, and longitudes -110.8376 and -110.86, decimal degrees) in Teton County. A 404 Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is not required as this is routine levee maintenance.

Requests for related information and documents about the proposed temporary turbidity increase should be directed to Cathy Norris by email (cathy.norris@wyo.gov) or phone (307-777-6372). Comments must be addressed to Cathy Norris, Wyoming DEQ/WQD, Herschler Building, 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne, WY, 82002, and postmarked before 5:00 p.m. on August 5, 2014 (or faxed to 307-777-5973) to be considered. Phone or email comments will not be accepted.

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The Nonpoint Source Program of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division is pleased to announce that it is now accepting proposals for projects to be awarded under Sections 319 and 205(j) of the Clean Water Act.  Essential information on deadlines, program requirements, how to take advantage of the pre-submittal review process, proposal guidelines, downloadable copies of required forms, and contact information are available on the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Nonpoint Source Program Grants Website: http://deq.state.wy.us/wqd/watershed/nps/Grants/Grants.htm.    Additional information can also be obtained by contacting Jennifer Zygmunt, Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Coordinator at (307) 777-6080 or jennifer.zygmunt@wyo.gov .  Please click here for a full copy of the public notice.

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Water Quality Division General Permit Authorizations

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WYPDES PROPOSED  Discharge Permit Public Notices

Applications and Draft Permits associated with the Public Notice will be posted within five (5) business days of Public Notice Publication.

January 17, 2014

Comment due date February 18, 2014
February 14, 2014

Comment due date
March 17, 2014
February 25, 2014

Comment due date March 26, 2014
March 17, 2014

Comment due date
 April 17, 2014
April 16, 2014

Comment due date
 May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014

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June 16, 2014
June 16, 2014

Comment due date
July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014

Comment due date
August 18, 2014
       
       
       
       
     

 

Past Public notices may be viewed on the
Public Notice Archive Page

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UIC (Underground Injection Control) Injection Well Permits

Linc Energy, Inc. Public Hearing Information

Response to Public Comments            Submittal to US EPA (Includes Comments Received)

UIC Intent to terminate UIC Permits

Patriot Energy Resources LLC(Patriot) operates two active facilities (listed below), permitted by the Wyoming Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program under UIC permit numbers10-498 (Mod 2) and 11-207. These facilities inject wastewater & other constituents into subsurface formations through authorization under individual permits issued by the UIC program. These permits & authorizations require periodic groundwater & injectate monitoring for the various constituents, &  periodic reporting of the results to the UIC Program. The permits also require periodic testing to ensure the injection wells maintain mechanical integrity, and reporting of these results to the UIC Program. This notice informs the public of the WDEQ's intent to terminate the permits listed below for Patriot's failure to meet the monitoring & reporting conditions in their permits & the DEQ's intent to require reclamation

Notice of Intent to Terminate Permits

"UIC FINAL PERMIT" # 13-485 Prairie Wind Elementary School's Septic System (Class V Injection Well)

Response to Comments-13-485   

Final Permit--13-485

Draft Permit # 09-670 Dyno Nobel Inc. is proposing to renew their existing permit for authorization to inject into four injection wells, three of which already exist and a fourth which was previously permitted but has not yet been built. The injection wells will continue the disposal of wastes generated during the manufacture of nitrogen-based fertilizers (ammonium nitrate, urea, and anhydrous ammonia), carbon dioxide, and dry ice, and a second waste stream consisting of surface and groundwater remediation wastes. The applicant proposes to inject non-hazardous industrial wastes at a total maximum injection rate of 42,857 barrels per day for all wells into the Hygiene Sandstone member of the Pierre Shale Formation. Groundwater within the injection formations is classified as Class VI according to Wyoming Water Quality Rules and Regulations, Chapter 8. This classification is made because of the following criteria: the groundwater in the receiving aquifer contains contaminates from previous authorized injections from DW # 1, DW # 2, and DW # 3, and naturally contains oil and gas. This groundwater cannot be reasonably expected to provide sources of drinking water at this location. Further, the groundwater in the receiving aquifer is situated at such depths and locations that recovery and treatment for drinking water purposes is technologically and economically impractical. The permit applicant is Mr. Douglas E. Chandler, 83056 Otto Road, Cheyenne, WY 82003. DW # 1 is located in the SW1/4,NW1/4, Section 16; DW # 2 is located in the NE1/4, SE1/4, Section 17, DW # 3 is located in the NW 1/4,SE1/4, Section 17, and DW # 4 is proposed for location in the NW1/4,SE1/4 Section 17, Township 13 North, Range 67 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Laramie County, WY. The public is invited to comment on this draft permit until July 10th, 2014.

Public Notice       Draft Permit Supplemental Info

 

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                                              Last Update:  July 24, 2014